Gillette Fusion Manual Razor Blades, 8 Blades
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- Gillette's Fusion razor has break-through technology on both the cartridge front and the back
- The front of the cartridge has five blades spaced closer together, forming a shaving surface
- The back of the cartridge features a good trimmer
- Flexible comfort guard
- Enhanced indicator lubrastrip
- The comfort of five blades.
- The precision of one
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Gillette Fusion Blades
Discover the comfort of 5 blades and the precision of 1.
The Fusion features 5 blades spaced closer together to create a closer, more comfortable shave.
Features and benefits
1. 5 blades
5 blades spaced closer together help to supply a closer and more comfortable shave than MACH3.
Soft microfins help to stretch the skin ahead of the first blade.
The lubrastrip delivers water soluble lubricants to the skin for a smooth glide.
4. Precision trimmer
The single blade built into the back of the cartridge allow users to shave tricky places like sideburns and under the nose.
Q and A Shaving Tips
Is it better to use hot, cold, or warm water to shave?
Warm water is best for hydrating beard hair. Soaking in warm water softens hair and causes it to expand, making it 70 per cent easier to cut.
What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for up to three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, you may want to consider changing the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.
Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
Scientists at Gillette have conducted extensive testing on the effects shaving has on both male and female hair growth, texture and colour. This testing has proven that shaving does not affect hair growth, colour, or texture. Shaving does, however, alter the tip shape or the regrown hair, which may initially change the way hair feels as it grows back. However, if hair is left to regrow completely, it will return to its former state.
In what direction should I shave to achieve the best shave?
Men's facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Start by shaving with light, gentle strokes with the grain. Then, if necessary, go against the grain for an even closer shave.
How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. To help avoid nicks and cuts, always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. When shaving, don't apply too much pressure. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Precision Trimmer is really useful when shaving under the nose.
Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my men's razor?
For both hygiene and performance, it's not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may find that after only a few shaves, you blade has dulled considerably; increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts.
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|Feature information||The Lubrastrip delivers water soluble lubricants to the skin to increase razor glide. The Precision Trimmer allows to easily shave the tricky places like sideburns and under the nose. The Blade Stabiliser helps maintain optimal blade spacing.||The Microbrush guides the stubble to the blades. |
The Power function delivers soothing micro-pulses to help reduce friction.
Top Customer Reviews
The only difference I have found is that the colour of the lubricating strip is blue instead of orange on the power, and the indicator strip is green not blue. The performance is exactly the same and you can save yourself a few notes in the process by using these instead.
They say that you should get 6 months use out of 8 blades. I have found that you will get a lot more. I use a blade for a full month, replacing it on the 1st of every month. After that, the blades do get a little blunt, but I could probably get a few more weeks out of them, but at the risk of scraping my skin a little. the indicator strip which is a visible sign that the blade needs changing tends to wear off after a few weeks, so I completely ignore this.
Advise anyone who has the excellent Fusion razor to use these blades, you will save money and get the same blades, but not colour co-ordinated to your power razor.
I am not sure there is actually any difference between these and the more expensive Gillette Fusion Power Blades - 8 Pack, (which are generally a couple of £ more expensive on the shops), apart from the colour. So even if you own the "Power" version of the razor itself, I would stick with these "manual" ones.
I am still on my first blade and have now come to the end of my 5th week of using it, and it is still going strong. Yes, you can feel that it is nowehere near as sharp as it was when it was fresh from the packet but, as I said, it is still giving a vary close shave without any associated razor burning rash. I have dark hair and have to shave every morning so they are out to the test.
The instructions state that you should change the blade when the colour stripe fades. Rubbish! Take no notice whatsoever! It is just a way of Gillette trying to get you to buy the blades more frequent than you really need to.
I would recommend these blades. Some people have complained that the blades, being 5, are too clumsy to shave the top lip. Nonsense! I have had no proplems whatsoever. There is even a single blade of the reverse of the blade head for shaving directly under the nose.
I am wondering when we'll start seeing the 6-blade razors out. :)
I started with the fusion power razor but eventually never bothered to replace the battery as it wasn't doing that much for me having the razor vibrate (or emitting strange and wonderful waves of energy as the advert would have you believe, its just vibration!). Note that these ordinary fusion blades (not power blades) will still fit your fusion power razor! You are not tied down to use the more expensive fusion power blades with your fusion power razor as Gillette would have you believe. The standard fusion blades work perfectly well, vibration or no vibration.
The single blade for fine trimming is useless for me. I require this 5 bladed razor as it can make better work of my thicker hair, so trying to use the one blade is not useful, it cannot cut sideburns and in fact it rarely actually even catches a hair to be able to cut it, as if its too retracted into the shaver case and not able to get a good reach into a piece of hair. I guess it may work if you have thinner softer hair but then buying a five bladed top end razor seems like bit of a contradiction.
The blades actually wash surprisingly easily considering it has 5 blades close together.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have used Gillette Manual Razor Blades since they were introduced, they are excellent and each blade lasts for approximately two and a half months; what more could you ask for.Published 5 days ago by Ian Neale
Reasonably priced replacement razor blades. Do the job required.Published 13 days ago by Mr. Graham S. Guthrie
Good price and good blades. No problems whatsoever and fast delivery.
Price is far better than local shops so really not a difficult decision as these are genuine blades... Read more
Arrived quickly and as expected, price below any others found.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer